Finland at the 1960 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Finland
IOC code  FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish)
At the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley
Competitors 48 (42 men, 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Paavo Korhonen, Nordic Combined
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Finland competed at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Hämäläinen, KaleviKalevi Hämäläinen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Gold Alatalo, ToimiToimi Alatalo
Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen
Huhtala, VäinöVäinö Huhtala
Mäntyranta, EeroEero Mäntyranta
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Tyrväinen, AnttiAntti Tyrväinen Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Silver Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Halonen, NiiloNiilo Halonen Ski jumping Men's normal hill (K90 individual 70m)
 Bronze Hakulinen, VeikkoVeikko Hakulinen Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Bronze Pöysti, ToiniToini Pöysti
Rantanen, SiiriSiiri Rantanen
Ruoppa, EevaEeva Ruoppa
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
 Bronze Huttunen, EeviEevi Huttunen Speed skating Women's 3000m

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Missed targets Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Pentti Taskinen 1'36:29.7 7 1'50:29.7 18
Eero Laine 1'33:28.3 7 1'47:28.3 15
Martti Meinilä 1'29:17.0 5 1'39:17.0 8
Antti Tyrväinen 1'29:57.7 2 1'33:57.7 2
1 Two minutes added per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Toimi Alatalo 54:52.7 23
Väinö Huhtala 53:11.5 13
Eero Mäntyranta 52:40.6 6
Veikko Hakulinen 52:03.0 3
30 km Arto Tiainen 1'58:56.6 18
Kalevi Hämäläinen 1'56:54.4 12
Toimi Alatalo 1'54:06.5 7
Veikko Hakulinen 1'54:02.0 6
50 km Veikko Räsänen 3'06:04.4 8
Pentti Pelkonen 3'05:24.5 6
Veikko Hakulinen 2'59:26.7 2
Kalevi Hämäläinen 2'59:06.3 1
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Toimi Alatalo
Eero Mäntyranta
Väinö Huhtala
Veikko Hakulinen
2'18:45.6 1
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Eva Hög 44:05.0 17
Siiri Rantanen 42:52.7 15
Eeva Ruoppa 42:12.8 11
Toini Pöysti 40:41.9 6
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Siiri Rantanen
Eeva Ruoppa
Toini Pöysti
1'06:27.5 3

Ice hockey[edit]

Group B[edit]

Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group advanced to the final round and played for 1st-6th places, other teams played in the consolation round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 16 4 4
2  Germany 2 1 1 0 4 9 2
3  Finland 2 0 2 0 5 12 0
  • USSR 8-4 Finland
  • Germany (UTG) 4-1 Finland

Consolation round[edit]

Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 7th 4 3 0 1 50 11 7
 Japan 4 2 1 1 32 22 5
 Australia 4 0 4 0 8 57 0
  • Finland 14-1 Australia
  • Finland 6-6 Japan
  • Finland 19-2 Australia
  • Finland 11-2 Japan
Contestants
Yrjö Hakala
Raimo Kilpiö
Erkki Koiso
Juhani Lahtinen
Matti Lampainen
Esko Luostarinen
Esko Niemi
Pertti Nieminen
Kalevi Numminen
Heino Pulli
Kalevi Rassa
Teppo Rastio
Jorma Salmi
Jouni Seistamo
Voitto Soini
Seppo Vainio
Juhani Wahlsten

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Martti Maatela Individual 56.0 64.5 202.0 17 1'06:13.5 210.000 24 412.000 23
Pekka Ristola 62.0 63.5 214.0 6 59:32.8 235.871 6 449.871 4
Ensio Hyytiä 63.5 63.0 212.5 9 1'08:14.0 202.258 29 414.758 22
Paavo Korhonen 62.5 62.0 197.5 24 59:08.0 237.484 3 434.984 9

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Veikko Kankkonen Normal hill 86.5 fall 72.0 44 75.0 96.0 32 168.0 40
Eino Kirjonen 85.5 104.2 12 79.5 101.6 21 205.8 17
Juhani Kärkinen 87.5 108.3 4 82.0 103.1 14 211.4 8
Niilo Halonen 92.5 111.3 2 83.5 111.3 3 222.6 2

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Jouko Jokinen 45.1 42
Leo Tynkkynen 42.1 19
Juhani Järvinen 41.8 16
Toivo Salonen 40.9 7
1500 m Keijo Tapiovaara 2:19.2 23
Toivo Salonen 2:13.1 7
Juhani Järvinen 2:13.1 5
Jouko Jokinen 2:12.0 4
5000 m Leo Tynkkynen 8:24.3 21
Juhani Järvinen 8:19.2 15
Keijo Tapiovaara 8:09.1 7
10,000 m Leo Tynkkynen 17:33.6 24
Keijo Tapiovaara 16:37.2 9
Juhani Järvinen 16:35.4 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Eevi Huttunen 48.6 14
Iris Sihvonen 48.1 11
1000 m Iris Sihvonen 1:37.3 10
Eevi Huttunen 1:37.2 9
1500 m Eevi Huttunen 2:35.1 14
Iris Sihvonen 2:29.7 6
3000 m Iris Sihvonen 5:35.2 12
Eevi Huttunen 5:21.0 3

References[edit]